Sweet wine by Ton Rimbau. Manual harvest, crushing of the grapes and then a slow fermentation. 18 months in stainless steel and damijans. Naturally sweet wine made of Macabeu. Profound, deep and mineral. Only 10% alcohol.
Probably the most special winemaker we've met and visited. Ton Rimbau from Porcellanic, based in Vilobi Penedes. All wines are made with the Permaculture method, which is a method of ancestral agriculture that utilises a natural ecosystem. The vines grow as a forest, all grapes are harvested by hand on fruit days with a decreasing moon and low tide, from vines that have not been cultivated for more 11 years old where spiders act as a natural insecticide. The bottles stay under water until released to make sure the best quality of the wines and preserve them from light. Very special, very rare.
Penedès, SpanjeFunky level: ***